The need to prepare smallholders for new developments in the marketplace is obvious, but how to do is less clear. Aliança da Terra is making an effort to do so through its work preparing rural producers for carbon markets. To support this effort, the Carbon Monitoring and Accounting System (CMAS) was developed. This tool, developed to account for carbon loss and accumulation, is able to detect the status of carbon stock in the rural properties.
The product will be incorporated into the Registry of Social Environmental Responsibility (RSR), a program developed by Aliança da Terra that serves to support rural producers in the responsible social and environmental management of their lands. The goal is that the CMAS will connect rural producers with carbon markets, providing a mechanism by which these producers can be compensated for their investment in the protection and restoration of forests.